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Jolly endeavour

Appeal. Inspired by the strength of others, Joanna Jolly will take part in the World’s Greatest Shave this weekend. The Smithton local says she wants to make others aware of the support services available to those affected by a diagnosis. Hoping to fundraise $1500, Joanna has been overwhelmed by the support in reaching $1200 so …

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Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

10 months ago 0

The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

11 months ago 0

Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

11 months ago 0

Puzzle in the pages

Tale. Togari local Noel Quilliam has recently read a book riddled with talk of Circular Head, which had him wondering, ‘Why should the Captain of a vessel going to Woolnorth leave here with a good appetite?’ Noel shares with Chronicle readers his journey through the pages. How could a globe trotting Sydneysider writing a book …

11 months ago 0

Industry opportunities

Expo. Students discovered what opportunities are available in the dairy industry at the DairyTas Careers Expo last Wednesday. Held at Agritas Trade College, close to 300 primary and high school students attended the expo to interact with more than 20 local and visiting industry leaders. “The foundation of what today is about is understanding the …

12 months ago 0
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Grants open

Apply. The importance of educating the next generation of agricultural leaders has been underscored with up to $300,000 worth of agriculture scholarships on offer at the University of Tasmania. This includes eight scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each per year, for first year students commencing studies next year. Agriculture student outreach coordinator Joanna Jones said there …

12 months ago 0

Memories and friendships

Milestone. The Irishtown Community Centre will erupt with laughter and anecdotes of days gone by at its 40 year anniversary next month. The Irishtown Community Centre was established four decades ago in a community effort to replace the former Irishtown Hall. Built in 1900, by Frank and Willie Smith of Stanley, the hall was opened …

12 months ago 0

Keeping it rustic

Skills. Drop into the Rustic Duck Cafe to experience the class of Smithton High School’s hospitality students.  The Certificate II in Hospitality and Certificate II in Kitchen Operations classes operate the cafe each Monday offering breakfasts, lunches or a place to stop by for a quick cappuccino. Smithton High School hospitality coordinator Kim Muller says …

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